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MONDAY, MAY 26. 1902.
There is no one to speak for the little
bey who gets nearer to paradise
through the public baths than in any
other way. For his sake, voiceless and
today unrepresented, but representing so
ciety in the future, Dr. Ohage must not
give an the cause.
PEACE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
A stage has been reached in the heroic
resistance of the Boers to the destruction
of their national existence at which the
dictates of humanity and patriotism alike
will justify their acceptance of such
terms as will leave them self-govern
ment and will repair the financial rav
ages of the war, so frr as the race is af
fected by them, and secure their men in
the field complete amnesty.
History will probably never record a
more gallant resistance than they have
made to overpowering odds. It certainly
does not hold such a record today,
in either ancient or modern times.
The Boers have inflicted upon the Brit
ish nation in point of material loss
and loss of prestige a meas
ure of damag3 greater than any it has
sustained since the success of the Amer
ican -Revolution. They have shown
themselves to be not only a heroic but a
humane race. They represent a devotion
to exalted ideals of human conduct such
as has not been witnessed since the re
sistance of this people to the same
methods on the part of the British gov
ernment Such a race as this never dies,
and it never surrenders. The Boer na
tionality will live. Its complete absorption
by the British people will never be ac
complished. The future may reveal the
Afrikander as one of the composite races
of the British empire, but the traditions
of the race will never be lost, and descent
from Boer ancestry will probably ever re
main" in South Africa the highest badge
of a superior inheritance.
The American people no doubt univer
sally share the hop 3 that the prevailing
negotiations between the Boer and the
English commanders will be brought to
a successful conclusion. The time has
come when further effectual resistance is
practically impossible. It would be a hu
man calamity were the struggle to be
maintained to the point of the decima
tion of the fighting men of the Afrikander
race. That now appears to be the only
alternative to a peaceable solution.
The promise of President Kruger, that
the cost to England of the subjugation
of the Boers would stagger ' humanity,
has been more than fulfilled. England's
interest in the peaceable solution at this
time is greater even than that of the
Boers themselves; but in deference to all
humane, sentiment and in recognition of
the existing military situation it is de
manded of the Boers that their good
sense shall dictate to them the accept
ance of such terms as will reserve to
them some substantial modicum of their
Lord Salisbury lia3 declared that an
end would not be reached of the strife in
South Africa until every vestige of Boer
liberties was destroyed. That threat in
volved the decimation of the Boer race,
as the event has proved, and was, never
capable of fulfillment. That truth has
been forced upon blunt British com
prehension. Such a prerequisite was as
foolish as it was brutal. The end of the
Boer war on the terms which now seem
likely of adaption establishes its - folly.
The end, we hope/will ,be a speedy and
lasting peace. The " result will establish
the truth of the proverb that "the race
is not always to the swift nor the bat
tle to the strong."
The Fourth of July is coming on apace
and nobody is practicing for the purpose
of reading the Declaration of Independ
ence in the public square at Manila. -
Prosperity prevails. Men in all callings
have permanent employment at good
wages. The fact cannot be lost sight of,
at least as long as the imperialist slogan
is heard throughout the land.
Prosperity it not, of course, regarded as
involving anything more than steady
employment at prevailing wages. It does
not take account of prevailing prices.
The necessities of life can always be had
when one works, and does not squander
one's money. .
If the men who labor received less
wages than they do, and the prices of
their needs remained the same, there
might be some possible impeachment of
the prevailing prosperity. But while
work continues available and wages are
as high as they were, say, a year ago;
while the prices of food and fuel, and
light, and raiment and rent have almost
doubled, there can, of course, be no
thought of denying that prosperity still
What does it matter to economists or
statesmen that the poor man who gets
$2 a day, where before he could get but
$1.50, has to pay as much again for what
is necessary to the sustainment of his
family? If the man drawing $2 a day
has to pay 20 cents a pound for his beef
and mutton and 15 cents for his pork,
where before lie could get the one for
from 10 to 12% cents a pound and the
other from 7 to 10 cents a pound; if he
has to pay 50 cents a day for rent,where
before he paid but 25 cents, that is an
affair which touches only the limited con
cern of his own domestic economy. We
are living in the midst of prosperity.
Were we to interfere in the slightest iota
with the government subsidies which
are being paid in the form of tariff pro
tection to those who control the food,
fuel and light of the laboring man, pros
perity might be endangered. Lest reci
procity of trade with other nations might
involve the slightest interference with
existing tariff schedules, the authors of
all our prosperity, at Washington, tell us
that there must be not the slightest in
erference, through reciprocity or other
wise, with . those schedules.
Let us enjoy our prosperity while we
will. Let us do nothing to endanger It.
The trusts are its creators and those
who administer our national affairs are
its guardians. Imperialism and militar
ism, practiced for the protection of free
government among the Orientals, are its
sword and shield. Let the country take
warning that any interference with the
domination of those forces in the social
and economic life of the country, may re
sult in the destruction of popular pros
perity as it is now realized.
Gen. Leonard Wood should be sent to
the Philippines with power tc offer the
natives the same terms given the Cubans.
PRESBYTERIANS AND DIVORCE.
From time to time the various churches
have declared in more or less emphatic
terms their condemnation of .he pre
vailing disregard in American society
of the sanctity of the marriage tie. The
latest declaration of this character has
been made by the Presbyterian assem
bly through the report of its committee
on church polity, which declares as fol
"Viewing with« sad apprehension the
many perils to family life in our time,
the growing ease and frequency of di
vorce, upon grounds trivial and unsenp
tural, the assembly urges upon all our
people the promotion of a wider rever
ence for the marriage bond,-and requires
of all our ministers that they instruct
their people in public and private of the
sacredness of the marriage institution
and that they exercise due diligence '.-«
fore the celebration of a marriage to as
certain that there exist no impediments
thereto as defined in our confession of
This declaration 13 certainly not very
specific and does not involve any action
on the part of the Presbyterian authori
ties which is likely to be followed by
serious results. To the layman it would
seem wholly Unnecessary to declare, for
instance, that ministers of any faith
should exercise due diligence before the
celebration of a marriage to ascertain
that there are existing no impediments to
such marriage. Such action is no doubt
taken every day by tho ministry of that
religion and of all others in the perform
ance of the marriage ceremony. Stand
ing by itself, then, it is not plain that the
recommendation of the Presbyterian com
mittee is likely to be followed by any
serious interference with the prevailing
tendency toward thoughtless marriage
and virtually causeless divorce. 7 '
More of encouragement Is to be had on
this subject from the proposal of the
same committee that co-operation should
take place with the authorities of the
Episcopal church and all other churches
with a view to securing some concerted
action so that uniform legislation on the
subject of divorce and remarriage may be
taken by the churches. The Episcopal
church has already gone far in this direc
tion. It would not be surprising, indeed, if
that church should ultimately go the en
tire way in the direction pursued by the
Roman Catholic church on the subject of
marriage and divorce.
There Is far from being a general sen
timent prevailing in American . society
against rendering divorce apparently easy,
of accomplishment. There certainly has
not been any substantial barrier erected
ir. recent years against easy divorce.
The legislation of all but a few states of
the Union renders divorce practicable 7on
a great variety of grounds. There is not,
in fact, in this country today, any pre
vention whatever against the severance
THE ST. PAUI* koNDAY, MAY 26, 1902.
of the marriage tie by those who wish
for any cause to secure its undoing.
It is recognized by all students of so
cial questions that the existing conditions
with reference to marriage, divorce . and
remarriage will continue in existence as
long as the various churches do not take
any particular steps toward their re
moval. Aside from the religious feature
of the question and purely as a matter
of public policy, it is one of the crying
needs of American society that this whole
subject should be taken up and some uni
form and more rational legislative policy
adopted in all the states. .
It has rained every day since the straw
hat became predominant ,
A. GOOD BEGINNING.
If the statement now current in the
public press that the young king of
. Spain has expressed his dislike of the
rational pastime of bull-baiting and de
sires to substitute. it by that of horse
racing is correct, the circumstance is one
.which augurs well for the future of
Spain. The people of Spain themselves
are responsible chiefly for the unhappy
conditions which exist there. While the
seeds of political disintegration were laid
by the nobles of Spain, the people them
selves at no period during this generation
have shown any intelligent compre
hension of the way in which prevailing
. evils might be removed.
The whole framework of Spanish so
ciety is diseased, and that diseased con
dition finds no more palpable expression
than is furnished through the popular
brutal taste for bull fighting. It will be
a giant task to root out this evil
national practice. It is a reform which,
will be attended in all probability with
more of danger to the existing dynasty
than any other that could be undertaken.
If the young king shows his readiness at
once to grapple with it he will thereby
have shown his worthiness of the great
task'imposed on him of bringing peace,
prosperity and stable government to his
A beginning must be made somewhere
in the great work of social and political
redemption which remains' to be done in
Spain. Nowhere can that beginning be
made with better hope of relief than in
the effort to abolish this last survival
of the brutalities of the Roman arena. »
Despite his youth all that has been
learned of the character of Alphonso
would seem to indicate that he has in
herited from his mother the strength of
character, resoluteness of purpose and
sterling good sense which have dis
tinguished her from her appearance in
the public concerns of Spain. It is too
soon to offer predictions as to What this
young man may do, but whatever he
may or may not do, it is a truth, plain
to the intelligence of the world, that ho
roust grasp with a firm hand the nettle
of political and social chaos now flour
ishing in his native land if his rule is
not to be as short-lived as has been that
of all his predecessors for the past fifty
The story which comes from the Brit
ish Columbia mining region is a hideous
one, and it suggests. the inquiry whether
modern science, with all its conquests
in the mining industry, is as yet so. help
less with reference to the existence of
fire damp as that the lives of 100 men
in a coal pit must necessarily be at the
hazard of the stupid or insane act of
one man, either through carrying a nak
ed light or otherwise.
The people of the lower-town district
represented by the Lafayette end of that
street car line have not yet been heard
making any kick against having their
transportation facilities identified with
those of the Grand avenue folks.
That young man who asked forgiveness
for misstating his age when getting his
marriage certificate evidently does not suf
fer from the more serious regrets which
attend the heart of the bridegroom after
the honeymoon has waned.
Rock Falls, 111., is the latest place to
be visited by a fall of meteoric metal,
which m the press is described as iron.
This should be a signal to the natives
for a change of name to Iron Falls.
President Palma, has not yet made
many appointments, and hence his char
acter has not been assailed by those who
fell outside the breastworks.
Young King Alfonso wants to substi
tute horse racing for bull fights as the
national sport of Spain. We think ping*
pong is about their size.
For some unaccountably reason the
original suggester of independence for
Cuba has not 'come forward with his
The irony of fate is shown in the fact
that Carrie.Nation is in jail, while Mary
Mac Lane is busy toting money to the
With a few more days of continuous
warm weather the Sunday school picnic
season may be said to be upon us.
The Mississippi river is rising in honor
of the St. Paul club's improved position
in the percentage column.
Texas announces a wind - gusher
to supplement the activities of her oil
Those Columbus fellows play good ball,
out St Paul plays better. j
HERE'S A WARNING
Chicago Man "Who Wouldn't Work;
Loses His Home and Kills His ■
Sister-in-Law and Himself.
CHICAGO, May 25.—Because his wife
had sought the protection of relatives,
Nels Johnson, a North Side politician, to
day-shot and fatally wounded Mrs. C. J.
Gullacksen, his sister-in-law, and then
committed suicide by shooting himself
in the head. - . . 7 . ' • ' ... ■
: The .shooting was the outcome of the
separation of: Johnson and his wife after
a married life of nineteen years. Several
years ago Johnson became interested in
politics and since then he has refused
to 1 work. - Last < week his home was sold
by the sheriff and Mrs. Johnson went to
her sister's, house to live. xy-
Johnson" blamed Mrs. Gullacksen for the
separation and while intoxicated and in
a fit of revenge tried to kill her.
Its Own Tracks at Kansas City.
" KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 25.-The Chi
cago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway com
pany has bought property in the west
bottoms, and is- negotiating for more,
which will enable that road to reaoc the
union depot over 7 its 7 own tracks., Tt is
stated* that. $500,000 will be " expended for
this purpose. . . -. --7 .
810 SHOW A WINNER
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Newspaper lien's Coliseum
Vaudeville Show Makes"
Hit at Metropolitan.
KENDALL IS THE STAR
His Presence on the Stage Is Accom-
panted hy a Continual Roar of
Laughter^- Every .Number a.
The largest, Sunday audience that ha 3
been seen in many a season gathered last
night at the Metropolitan to see the
vaudeville performance given under the
auspices of the newspapers of the city
for the benefit of the coliseum fund. The
size of the audience last night may be
partially due to civic pride, but the per
formance itself will be sufficient to com
pletely fill the house for the remainder
of the week.
The audience last night was composed
of all classes of people, and the greatest
tribute that can be given it is to say
that it pleased all, and that every per
son enjoyed himself .to - the very utmost.
From the time the curtain goes up until
the orchestra strikes the finale there is
not a slow or wearisome moment. Every
act is first-class, the best of its kind,
and the best kind. There is variety, dash,
pathos and,, humor in abundance, and
music to suit all tastes, and not the
slightest trace of anything that might
possibly be construed as coarse by the
most fastidious. There is no slap-stick
work, no horse play or cheap punning,
and the entire performance comes as
near being an ideal vaudeville show as
can be secured. 7 fy
Ezra Kendall the Star.
Ezra Kendall was the bright particular
star of the all-star aggregation. From
the moment, he made his appearance until
he made his last curtain speech, there
was a constant roar of laughter. His
humor appeals to one.- %nd all, and for
the quarter of an hour he was on the
stage the deep guffaw of the large man,
and the shrill laugh of the young girl was
in evidence all the time. Kendall's sto
ries are full of wity pitfalls that come
at unexpected intervals, and the fall into
them is so sudden and complete that the
entire audience is in an abandon of
laightcr. His songs are parodies, but
every line is clever and not a rhyme is
forced or sprung." In himself, Kendal]
is enough to build a coliseum.
Mallory Brothers and Brooks 1 open the
performance. They are musicians, singers
and dancers, and in each role they are all
that can be desird. They have -wild,
weird contrivances which are capable of
producing all kinds of music, and they are
artists at the legitimate. Their,. work Is
all clever'from start to finish, and" was
thoroughly appreciated by the audience.
They play "Tell Me, . Pretty . Maiden, a
saxophone trio, harp and 'bell, Trinity
chimes, and give an imitation of a. colored
band returning from a picnic which called
for frequent encores.
Bracket and Girard present descriptive
and illustrated songs that are well worth
hearing. Their voices are all that could
be desired, as several encores testified.
Mr. and Mrs. Jlmmie Barry have a
comedy sketch entitled "A Skin' Game."
The sketch in itself is short and funny,
but it serves as a ground work for some
amusing by-play between the couple. The
sketch is in reality a skin game, and there
is no slang significance in it. Several
songs -and monologues make the act a
pleasant and enjoyable one. ff
Unveil Magic's Mystery.
*- Magic loses its mystery and glamor in
the hands of Brennan and' Martini, who,
present a comedy sketch called^ '"The Pro
fessor and-His Assistant "-The* professor
does the magic work and his assistant
does it. All the feats of magic r that are
commonly presented to an audience to .
wonder at are ridiculed by simply show
ing how they are done. Guinea pigs are
taken from wearing apparel. by the profes
sor and his assistant fumbles around try
ing to do- the same trick, showing the
simple contrivance by which it is per
formed The tricks -in themselves would
have been sufficient to keep the entire
attention of the audience, but when the
performers took it into - their confidence,
the satisfaction" was J great. The expose
was at all times humorous, ;so that the
entire skit was one of the pleasantest
of the evening. r . ffff.
The Montmartrois Trio were next "with
grand opera selections in French. There
was a large gallery audience which gave
forth its usual shar% of applause, and
when the gallery gods enjoy grand opera,
and in French, there lis something in it.
The trio is composed of Marius Delauer,
baritone; "Alice Debrimon, dramatic sopra
no, and Esther Debrimont, light soprano.
Their first selection was from "Carmen,"
which had an enthusiastic reception. The
encore was the sextette from "Lucia,"
and it likewise' was roundly applauded.
The audience called the trio back to the.
stage several times before it would allow
the next performance to go on.
Grand Opera on Xylophone.
"Semiramide," on a zylophone, appears,
at the first thought to be slightly Incon
gruous, but Esmeralda brought the two
together with striking effect. It was a
total surprise on the audience accustomed
to be regaled with the simple songs of the
day in a catch-asrcan manner. Esmer
alda, as she chooses to call herself, wield
ed the little mallets with the accuracy
and touch of a pianist. The most diffi
cult passages of this, the most difficult
opera, were handled in a- most creditable
manner, and it was some time before the
audience could believe that the music
came from the little slabs of wood.
Phyllis Allen opened the second part
of the performance. She is listed on the
prcgremme as a phenomenal contralto,
and this is an accurate description of her
voice. Added to this, her stage presence
is pleasing and her movements the es
sence of grace. Her songs were those
whistled on the streets, but her voice
gives them a dignity and a musical stand
ing which was enhanced still more by her
poise.- "In "Honey, Stay In Your Back
Yard" she was at her best, and the ex
quisite pathos of thi_s gallery song was
felt by all. * ' " ffff
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[. Reveries of -J* Bachelor. .
Living pictures are becoming old. but
the variation presented in' "The Bride
groom's Reverb" is] entirely new and
entirely good. "fff. j*. " - f~fffyf
The bridegroom, enters the home of the
fiancee to await-the. hour and lights a ci
gar to dream wjth. The clouds of smoke
roll up, and in„a picture above a cheer
ful grate fire 'the 'audience sees his
dreams. The girl playing the mandolin
in a gondola, * an old flame of Venice,
the military girl he once j loved, the Red
Cross nurse that bound his wound in the
tent hospital in Cuba, 1 another old sweet
heart playing a violi--! in a Parisian con
servatory, the -little Mexican girl singing
"Juniata"' in; Havana, and the Japanese
Geisha girl in TokiO are all disclosed by
the blue smoke of his cigar. While he
reads his old love letters on the hour of
his marriage, the smoke paints pictures
and conjures up memories, of the past,
until the 'final picture dawns, the bride. ~
No vaudeville performance would be
complete ;' without an acrobatic "stunt,'*
and the one -provided by the newspaper
show is far in advance of the usual run.
-The On Haw trio is French,' so much 'ro
that the. programme announces their per
formance" as "Lours Dernieres Creations."'
Even if. their creative ability ; ends with
the present performance, they rest satis
fied. ; : __ ■ r ■
ffy Onlla Trio Is Taking,
| It is almost j entirely an exhibition of
tooth and jaw power, with some slack
work-en the wire. The two men in the
trio begin by some clever ordinary acro
batic work that simply warms them up
for what follows. The men then mount
on raised stands and take an end of a
wire In their mouths, while the woman
whirls around on It like a boy on a hori
zontal bar. - .■■-■-■.
Tbey then stand on their heads, holding
the wire in their teeth-while the woman
walks the. slack wire and plays a- guitar.
A bicycle is next brought into play. The
men stand on their hands and support
the woman and the bicycle on the wire by
means of their mouths.
There - were several little delays last
nighty which kept the audience in until
after 11 o clock. Manager Scott will rem
edy all this, however, and for the i rest
of the week the show will end at the
SIMMER STOCK SEASON OPENS.
Miss Percy Has well's Company Puts
on. "Because She Loved Him So."
The summer stock season at the Grand
was formally inaugurated last night when
the Percy Haswell company made its
first.appearance in that most delicious of
comedies, "Because She Loved Him So." I
It was a happy thought that conceived
the selection of William Gillett's fine
comedy, "Because She Loved Him So,"
as the opening attraction, for perhaps in
none of the plays that Miss Haswell con
trols is the full strength of herself and
company so ably displayed.
To Miss Percy Haswell one must ac
cord all that has been said in a flattering
vein. She is pretty, she is winsome and
her work is finished. As Gertrude West
the jealous wife, whose vivid imagination
is as marked as her ability to make mis
takes, the character afforded her a wide
field for her talents.
Miss Haswell's reception last night was
decidedly cordial, and with the remainder
of her company she answered a number
of curtain calls.
; Not only in the comedy last night, but
in the company, Mr. Frank Gilmore'
shares honors with Miss Haswell. As the
distracted husband, Oliver West, his por
trayal of the character left little to de
Perhaps no scene in "Because She
Loved Him So" appeals as that of the
aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
John'Weatherby, the parents of the Wife,
who sees in her husband's every action
a disregard, of the marriage vows. From
their attempt to innocently patch the
differences comes the humor in which the
story so abundantly abounds. Alfred
Hudson and Miss Alice Butler enact these
So good that it is refreshing is the work
of Miss Agnes Everett, who reduces to
realism the character of Margaret, the
servant. Another character that has tSe
merit of excellence is that of Thomas
Weatherby by Frederick G. Lewis. De
mands are made and he meets them well.
A prepossessing little lady is Miss Laura
McGUvray, who is the Senora Adelina
Gonzales of the attraction. Mr. Loyd
parleton fully meets the demands of the
character of Edward Marsn.
1 Of: the ren ainder of the cast, Frank
Craven as Albert Pritchard, Miss Cla/a
Irving as Susan, and Austin Webb as
Mr. Jackson, are all that could be de
''MISS SEW YORK JR." AT STAR.
This Week* Bill Presents Several
. Strong Specialty Numbers in Olio.
Under the rather peculiar title of "Miss
• New York Jr," a vaudeville production
of considerable merit, is presented at the
Star theater this week. As is so freqently
the case, the name appears to have no
descriptive > application, but serves only
as a designation, and for that purpose it
is perhaps as good as any other.
| The first part consists of a burletta
entitled "Sir Thomas' Reception,"in which
the entire company participates, and dur
ing which are introduced a number of
popular and enjoyable songs.
j The olio is almost without exception
good, and at the opening performance of
yesterday afternoon was received by the
audience with hearty approbation. Clara
Adams contributes to this division of the
programme several "coon" songs which
she sings with much "ginger" and pleas
Cunningham and Smith are highly
'amusing in a "rough house" sketch, in
which the feminine end of the team gives
her male vis a vis somewhat the worst
of it, much to the satisfaction of the
audience. The Hurley sisters, three in
'number, sing several ballads in a pleas
ing manner, and Fred Wyckoff appears
in a monologue in Yankee characer. The
] Meeker-Baker trio do some difficult and
'clever acrobatic work, interspersed with
hoise-play, which might well be elimin
Lawrence Crane's tricks of sleight-of
hand constituted one of the most pleas
ing features of the entire entertainment,
and won him hearty applause. He is
dexterous to an amazing degree, and has
; mastered the art of performing each trick
with an ease and finish which makes the
beholder believe he could do it himself
if he only possessed the secret.
The after part, billed as the "Klon
diker's Visit to Coney Island," is not
particularly impressive, and consists
largely of nonsense and slap-sticks.
"A Secret Marriage."
"A Secret Marriage," a musical farce in
three acts by G. yon Moser, was well pre
sented at Mozart hall last night by the
Pabst Theater Company of Milwaukee,
under the direction of Ludwig Kreiss. An
enthusiastic audience filled the large hall,
and the company was heartily applauded
during the evening's performance. This
aggregation is becoming more popular
with theater-goers at every performance,
as is shown by the steady increase in the
sale of seats.
The play presented last night is funny
and created continuous round of laugh
ter. Miss Leona B.rgere, as the Aus
tralian girl, made the hit of the even
ing. Her conception of the character
and her rendition of songs during the
performance proved her to be an artist
deserving of the applause she received.
Gustave Hartzheim, as Robert Koppel,
had for the first time since the company
\fera6 *■** St. Paul, an occasion to show
hi**: ShiiitV 3= St onmorfis" ."■■> "*— '<♦
good.".- Otto Strampfer gave a good Im
personation of the uncle, and Rudolph
HcTsky, Marga Lauen, Hedwig Beringer
and Anna Roithmeyer appeared to good
advantage in their respective parts. The
company will give its last performance
at Mozart hall Wednesday evening. .
BY DEATH ATTENDED
.Six Persons Killed and Others
Wounded at Union, S. C,
and Vicinity. 7
UNION, S. C, May 25.—Six persons
were killed and several injured by a tor
nado which swept over this section of
j the state this afternoon. The dead:
MISS SALLIE HART.
MISS ANNIE LAWSON.
MRS. M-4?CEY SIMS.
VERA SIMS'. X.-yyj
One person unknown.
The main storm came from the north.
It seems there was alson one from the
southwest, and that both met in this
* Knitting Mill • hill, south of the town,
caught the full force of" the tornado.
j which blew down the school house and
two residences there, converting them
vliterally into kindling wood. The fltcu
i pants ran from one of the houses be
' fore it went to pieces and took refuge«
in another near by, but this house also
was crushed into splinters. In this house
Misses; Sallie Hart and Annie .Lawson
were instantly killed. Mrs. Maxey. Sims
died in an hour - and her daughter died
abe*_its9 o'clock. Lee Sims received sev
eral cuts on the head, and was internally
Mr. Mabrey may die. Mrs. Lee Sims
1 received a .bad 7 cut on the head.
Jonesville - reports that the storm was
fearful at that place, and that a member
•f I the family of Miss Lawson, ~*fho was
killed there, was one of the victims. The
property damage here **"*ili aggregate ?50,
--000. ... 77 . - .-
Pacolet also reports one killed and sev
eral , injured.
GIRL MURDERED IN
CHURCH IN GEORGIA
Shot Twice by Young Man "Whose
Attentions She Had Refused
ATLANTA. Ga.. May 25.—Five or six
hundred men divided into a half dozen
posses are tonight searching the coun
try around here for Millard Lee, twenty
years of age, the son of a well-to-do
farmer, who today shot and killed Miss
Lilla Suttle, aged ninteen, at Wesley
chapel, Mount Gllesa camp grounds,
nine miles from Atlanta.
Just as the minister had finished the
benediction, Lee, who was sitting behind
Miss Suttle, leaned forward and fired at
her. The first bullet entered her back,
but no vital part was reached, and Lee
fired again, killing the girl instantly.
While the churchgoers stood astounded
Lee backed out of the door and started
for the woods. On the way he met a
man named Childress, to whom he con
fessed the murder and asked Childress
to take the revolver and kill him.
Childress paid no attention to the young
man and passed on.
Lee went next to his father's house,
where he again told the story of tha
tragedy and, securing $100, started away.
Dr. John Suttle, father of the mur
dered girl, heads one of the posses, while
his son directs another. Miss Suttle
had refused Lee's attentions, it is said,
because she considered herself above him
ABE WITHERUP CAN'T
ESCAPE THE MOB
Murderer Taken From Jail and
Lynched, Officers Being
PARIS, Mo., May —Abe Witherup,
the murderer of William Grow,
was taken from the Paris jail at 2 o'clock
this * morning, • marched to a bridge and
hanged by a mob of more than a hun
dred men, who rode into town at mid
The mob went to the 'jail, but were
held baok for more than an hour by
Sheriff James W. Clark and Deputies
Martin Clark and Polk Masterson, who
stood before the entrance to the jail
stockade with drawn revolvers and
threatened to shoot the first man who
attempted to force an entrance. The
mob remained in front of the jail yearly
two hours, parleying with the officers,
and finally marching away. The of
ficers remained on guard, but believed
the mob had disbanded.
About 2 o'clock several men approach
ed and engaged the sheriff and his dep
uties in conversation. Then suddenly,
before the officers could defend them
selves, they were seized and carried
away. The mob then quickly reappear
ed, surrounded the jail, and with sledge
hammers battered down the big iron
doors. James H. Whitecotton, state
representative, rushed into the jail and
made a stirring appeal to the mob to de
sist and allow the law to take its course.
The leaders would probably have spared
the prisoner's life but for the piteous
cries for vengeance set up by those in
the rear. Mr. Whitecotton was swept
aside and Witherup was secured.
The man made no resistance and
confessed his guilt. The father and
brother of the victim were in the mob
and assisted in escorting the man to the
bridge, a quarter of a mile away.
At the bridge Witherup's feet were
tied by the brother of the murdered
man, while the senior Grow adjusted the
rope around his neck and pushed him off
the structure. Witherup's death was
almost instantaneous. The mob left
the body hanging and dispersed. Coro
ner Johnson cut the body down this
Witherup, before his death, said the
Killing which took place four weeks ago
was the result, of a quarrel over a piece
of land the two men were farming to
gether. Witherup attacked Grow one
night as he lay abed, splitting his head
open with a hatchet He then hauled the
body to the Salt river and dumped it in
Witherup was fifty-five years old and
Grow only twenty-one.
ON ALL VITAL POINTS
For a Change, It Is Announced That
Peace Is Soon Coining to
LONDON, May 25.— Daily Mall this
morning says the announcement of r>eace
may be expected at any moment and that
the government has remained inflexible
on all vital points at issue.
PRETORIA, May 25.— Boer deputa
tion Is still here, and the conferences
at Vereeningen continue. Nothing definite
as to the result is known, but it is be
lieved the negotiations are proceeding
As confirming the probability that
peace is not distant, the Right Hon R.
J. Seddon, ...e premier of New Zealand,
who is now visiting here, has sent a
cablegram home in which he said: "I
have had a satisfactory interview with
Lord Kitchener and Lord Milner. Ido
not think another New Zealand con
tingent is necessary."
ADDITIONAL DRAWING CARD.
Riot and Almost a Lynching at a
FLORENCE. Col., May 25.—A riot at a
baseball game here today nearly resulted
in the lynching of James Wilson, a ne
Wilson was driving a buggy and try
ing to pass everyone on the road, which
was crowded with vehicles. He collided
with a buggy occupied by Onnie Carroll,
a white man, and the two men began a
fist fight. The crowd closed around them
and finally began beating and kicking the
A half dozen officers rescued the negro
barely in time to save his life, and then
only by standing the crowd off with their
CHICAGO MAY BE MEATLESS.
Strikers Giving the Vegetarians the
Chance of Their Lives.
CHICAGO, May Five hundred
union teamsters, employed in the deliv
ery of meat by the big packers, went on
strike at midnight tofiight for a sub
stantial increase in wages and for
As a result, the men say, no meat will
be delivered to retail dealers tomorrow
or at railroad stations for shipments out
of the city. The strikers claim that
any attempt by the packers to fill their
places with non-union teamsters will re
sult in a general tie-up of the packing
Cneqnuled Masonic Record.
LEBANON. N. H., May 25.—Norman
C. Hewes died at his home here today,
aged seventy-four years. He had a Ma
sonic record said to be unparalleled. Feb.
14 last he was installed tyler of Franklin
lodge. F. and A. M., for the forty-sixth
Strike the Harp gently in
memory of those who have
forgotten that next Thurs
day is the outpouring for the
NOT USED TO BIG GUNS
STATESMEN HEAR COMMON SHOTS
THAT COST $500 BACH
Solid Shot Sent Four Miles Down the
Potomac — Pew Purchase Attrib
uted to Mrs. Roosevelt—
Gen. Washington Missed It in a
From The Globe's "Washington Bu.
renn. Post Building.
WASHINGTON"", D. C, May 23.—A free
show costing $2,500 was witnessed a few
days ago by a limited number of senators
and representatives, members of the
committees on military affairs, and two
or 'three newspaper "correspondents. The
big ten-inch fortification guns of Fort
Washington were fired for their edification
and amusement. Each shot costs toO).
The exhibition was intended primarily to
convert some members of congress to the
merits of the disappearing carriage. Later
in the week a similar exhibition was given
to the visiting convention of civil engi
neers. Solidshot were sent down the Poto
mac four miles, and struck the water,
throwing up columns of spray as high as
Few of the spectators had ever seen or
heard the firing of heavy ordnance, and
the noise impressed them as something
awful. They were warned, a3 usual, to
stand on tip-toe and to keep their mouth.*
open and their finger tips in their ears.
Thus the jar and shock are best with
stood. , After the first shot the green grass
in front of the gun was all ablaze ant
torn to shreds from the force and heat of
the expanding gases.
Was the I*ew of Mr*. Roosevelt
In the fashionable Episcopal Church of
St. Johns pews are sold like real estat-,
after the manner of English churches.
They belong in the family and art- handed
down from father to son, or are bequeath
ed by will. When it is desired to sell a
pew it is put up at auction and sold to
the highest bidder. One day last week
two pews were thus disposed of; o:i_
bringing the extraordinary price of $2,
--700, while the other, located near the back
of the auditorium, brought $1,600.
It was not disclosed who was the pur
chaser of the $2,700 pew; the bid was made
by a well known real estate agent, who is
a bachelor and has no family. He an
swered all queries by saying it'was for
his wife and children. It is suspected
that h-3 bought it on an order irom Mrs.
Roosevelt, who has been attending that
Washington Not a True Prophet
George Washington as a surveyor an-1
civil engineer was the topic of an inter
esting address delivered here by Herbert
M. Wilson, a member of the American
Society of Civil Engineers, which has
been holding its convention here. Mr.
Wilson told of the work done by Wash
ington in laying out the rout of the
Chesapeake and Potomac cam betwe -n
Aleaxndrla and Great Falls. Strange za
it may now seem, Washington believ_d
that this canal was destined to be the
great highway for American commerce.
He thought Alexandria would be our
largest seaport and that the cargoes un
loaded at that point would be taken
aboard canal boats, and conveyed along
the headwaters of the Potomac, over thu
watershed to the headwaters of the U!."o
and thus into the great unknown West.
But Washington did not flgur. on steam
and the locomotive. The canal which
he projected and hep to survey, is still
running. About once a day an old rot
ten boat makes its way, crawling along
with its load of stone or coal toward
Cumberland, or down to Georgetown. Its
commerce is just barely alive. There is
a letter exhibited in the British mus.'imi
in which Washington writes to Lord
Somebody describing the plans for the
national capitol and for the canal liign
way of commerce.
Colonial House for Mrs. Palmer
Mrs. Potter Palmer, it is said, is About
to become proprietor of one of the bcauii r .
ful old Maryland homes not far ffofn.
here. She is reported to be negotiating
for the purhase of "Whitehall, the for
mer residence of Go Horatio Sharpo, < f
Maryland. The place Ls on the banks of
the Chesapeake bay, about six miles from
Annapolis, and is regarded as one of th .
most beautiful types of the old colonial
It was built of brick brought from Eng
land in the days of sailing ships, and
when Gov. Sharpe returned home he gave
it to his secretary, John Ridout. it lj
now owned by Mrs. Story, widow of J.
P. Story, O. S. A. Mrs. Palmer visited
near Whitehall last summer and took a
great liking to the old place. With a lit
tie refitting and repair it would make *
delightful country place for the fall and
late spring months.
CAN'T BE PERSUADED
TO GO ON STRIKE
One Case Where the Counsel of n
United Mine Worker..' Official
Falls Upon Deaf Kara.
SHAMOKTN, Pa., May 25.—8y a vote
of 43 to 15 the colliery engineers and
pumpmen this evening resolved not to
go on strike June 2, even if the operators
refused to grant an eight-hour work day
at the present wage scale.
Secretary George Hartlein, of the Ninth
district executive board of United Minn
workers, addressed the meeting and
urged his hearers to -Join in the general
strike if the coal operators refused lo
grant the eight-hour work day.
WIL.KESBARRE, Pa., May 2a.—The
circular which President Mitchell sent
out yesterday warning the Polish, Slavish
and Lithuanian miners to remain away
from the bituminous regions of Virginia
and West Virginia, where strike, are
now in progress, was read today in many
of the churches where the foreign miner:*
Secretary Mullahy, of the Stationary
Firemen's union reported today that tha
poll of the men employed at the various
collieries has just been completed an-l
that over M per cent of the men will
quit work on June 2 unless an eight-hour
day is granted them. What per cent of
the pumpmen will come out is - not as
yet known. If the local operators are
to be believed, It will be small, and there
will be no trouble in filling all vacancies
that may occur.
The (Strlkera here are inclined to look
with favor on the action of the mine
workers' conference at Huntington, W.
Va.. in ordering a strike of the miners
in Virginia and West Virginia. They
think it will hasten the crisis in the an
DONS DROPPING PORTFOLIOS.
Question of Religion* Orders I3li-
rupting Spain's Cabinet.
MADRID, May 25.—The cabinet will
meet tomorrow. Owing to difficulties
arising from the question of the re
ligious Order of Senor Canalejas. tha
minister of agriculture will resign at to
It is .expected that other member., of
the ministry, as well as Senor Moret,
the president of the congress, will also